Photo courtesy of Marben
Cuisine: Canadian, Ethnic, Fusion
Price Range: $$$$
In bustling downtown Toronto, there is a brick and tinder building that stands out. Marben is one of Toronto's original farm-to-table restaurants. It continues to focus on fresh and local ingredients.... Read More
In bustling downtown Toronto, there is a brick and tinder building that stands out. Marben is one of Toronto's original farm-to-table restaurants. It continues to focus on fresh and local ingredients. High bar stools in canary yellow drench the palate in a colour meant to convey a deviation from all things stuffy. If you come with a ferocious appetite, the snacks to start are dangerously good. Daily baked bread comes with smoked butter and beet hummus. Patatas bravas come drenched in sauce and with a dollop of aioli work as a perfect accompaniment to a cold one. Mains are simple but well-executed. Delicate gnocchi are topped with a ragu of in-season veggies. Locally farmed trout gets the Spanish treatment with stewed chickpeas and clams. And you can get your brunch and lunch fixes at Marben, too, as the restaurant opens early.
- Farm to Table: "If you're looking for a great burger, you'll find it here. Marben's is made from braised rib meat, and often appears on lists of Toronto's top burgers."
- Best for Farm to Table Because: A farm-to-table menu that changes with the seasons and welcomes clientele who wear things other than flannel shirts.